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Lockhart - NSW RVFT


Lockhart is a charming Riverina town located 530 kilometres south-west of Sydney via the Hume and Sturt Highways. Listed by the National Trust its old world charm lies in the wide main street verandahs ornate lacework and carefully restored facades of its buildings. Leeton was named Greens Gunyah in the 1850s after Mr Green who set up a roadside shack that became a watering hole for travellers. The New Gunyah Hotel and ruins of the original stables now stand on this site. Renamed Lockhart in 1896 the district is today renowned as a centre for farming excellence. The Greens Gunyah Historic Museum has displays depicting the historic Brookong Rand and Urangeline Stations and information on the famous 1888 Brookong Shearers Strike. This strike had a role in the lead-up to the Barcaldine Strike in 1891 and the formation of the Australian Labour Party. The museum is also host to the Doris Golder Gallery with its unique wool paintings.

Those visiting Lockhart can find short term parking at Lockhart Showgrounds Treasure Street. Sites are free for up to 24 hours however a donation of $5 is appreciated. The donation can be made by contacting secretary 0429 205 288 or at VIC on Wed-Sun.The showground gates styled from life-sized wool bales are a tribute to the early settlers of the district and form a grand entrance to the Grandstand and Bar Pavilion. These turn of the century buildings are used on the picnic races day in October and at the annual Agricultural & Pastoral Show.

Around town admire the restored buildings browse in the craft and antique shops and step through the towns history etched into the main street pavers. For the more adventurous there are walking tracks at Galore Hill. This 500 hectare nature reserve has a lookout tower which affords panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The Spirit of the Land Festival celebrating regional art in country Australia is held annually on the second weekend in October. Other activities include tours of the Urangeline Shearing Shed wineries and Opera at Sunset. Take a wander through town in the evening to enjoy the twinkling fairy-lights that brighten up the towns historic buildings.

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TouristVisitor Centre

Lockhart Council 69 Green St Lockhart NSW

Ph 02 6920 5305

visitlockhartshire.com.au


Casual Parking
Designated RV parking in Urana Street

Short Term Parking
Lockhart Showgrounds Treasure St 24 hours donation of $5 is appreciated no facilities payment can be made by contacting secretary 0429 205 288 or at VIC on Wed-Sun.

Long Term Parking
Lockhart Caravan Park Green St

Dump Point
Lockhart Caravan Park Green St

Potable Water
Lockhart Caravan Park Green St

Hospital
Hebden St Ph 02 6920 5206

Doctors Surgery
132 Green St Ph 02 6920 5249

Dentist
Green St Ph 02 6920 5534

Pharmacy
86 Green St Ph 02 6920 5538

Supermarket
IGA 146 Green St Ph 02 6920 5543


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Lockhart New South Wales 2656
-35.22109 , 146.71634

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phone/fax

02 6920 5305

email

mail@lockhart.nsw.gov.au